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Colin Griffin: 50km walk

Updated: Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 17:19

Colin Griffin: 50km walk
Colin Griffin: 50km walk

Colin Griffin (30), from Ballinarmore, Co Leitrim, splits his time between Limerick and Saluzzo, Italy, and is coached by Sandro Damilano.

Griffin has a family athletics background. His father was athletics manager at the Moscow Olympics and a former president of the national federation. His mother Patricia won many athletic titles.

He is heading into his second Olympics after a season of high and lows, yet with the satisfaction of gaining Olympic qualification in Russia recently.

In action on 11 August. Start time is 9am.


2012: European Race Walking Cup, Saranks, Russia. 50km walk - 15th.

2010: European Championships, Barcelona, Spain. 50km walk - 11th.

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